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Great Tips About Football That Anyone Can Use

What will better football skills mean to you? Do you play football as a hobby and just want to be better at it with friends? Do you want to be the star player on the varsity team? Whatever your reasons are, take everything that you learned from this article. Take on each play like it […]

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A new way to measure human wellbeing towards sustainability

From science to implementation: How do we know if humankind is moving in the right direction towards global sustainability? The ambitious aim of the SDGs is a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. To monitor progress towards these goals, a set […]

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Genetic discovery gives insight into causes of eye disease

A genetic defect could hold the key to preventing or delaying the onset of a debilitating eye disease that can lead to vision loss and blindness. MacTel (macular telangiectasia type 2) affects one in 1,000 Australians. Symptoms include slow loss of vision, distorted vision and trouble reading. Because early signs of the disorder are subtle, […]

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Study: 94% of older adults prescribed drugs that raise risk of falling

Nearly every older adult was prescribed a prescription drug that increased their risk of falling in 2017, according to new University at Buffalo research. The study found that the percentage of adults 65 and older who were prescribed a fall- risk-increasing drug climbed to 94% in 2017, a significant leap from 57% in 1999. The […]

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Stem cells derived from fat show promise as a treatment for mass radiation exposure

Nuclear power offers an efficient, reliable way to provide energy to large populations—as long as all goes well. Accidents involving nuclear reactors such as those that took place in 1986 at Chernobyl and at Fukushima Daiichi after the March 2011 tsunami raise major concerns about what happens if the worst occurs and large numbers of […]

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US breast cancer centers recommend earlier initiation of screening

Most U.S. breast cancer centers recommend that women begin screening mammography at an earlier age than recommended by national societies, according to a research letter published online March 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Neal S. Patel, from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional study to review recommendations for the […]

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Crying human tear glands grown in the lab

Researchers from the lab of Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute) and the UMC Utrecht used organoid technology to grow miniature human tear glands that actually cry. The organoids serve as a model to study how certain cells in the human tear gland produce tears or fail to do so. Scientists everywhere can use the model to […]

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Brain disease research reveals differences between sexes

Men and women are impacted differently by brain diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Researchers are urging their colleagues to remember those differences when researching treatments and cures. In APL Bioengineering, University of Maryland scientists highlight a growing body of research suggesting sex differences play roles in how patients respond to brain diseases, as […]